Vacation Lodging On Kauai - Budget Travelers
Lodging is an alternative form of accommodation that wont leave you financially high and dry when your tropical getaway comes to a close. Unfortunately this section does not cover the "glitzy" resorts typical of all inclusive Hawaii vacations, but instead looks at the more "cheap and cheerful" options which are designed for those who are on a budget.
The best place to find "budget" vacation lodging on Kauai is the island's Coconut Coast, particularly the stretch from Wailua to Kapaa. So let's see what's on offer, shall we?
Directory of Kauai Vacation Lodging
Hale Hoo Maha is a little motel which is just off the Kuhio Highway (H56). Although cheap, the rooms of are surprisingly quite roomy, and the motel it self is surrounded in by an inviting tropical garden. Guests also still have full access to all the activities the island has to offer - horse riding, golf, surfing, boogie boarding and more. Hale Hoo Maha has equipment available for rent if you find yourself stuck. Call 808-828-1341 to find out more details.
Hotel Coral Reef is also located on the Kuhio Highway and is not vary far north of Kapaa. Although at the more affordable end of the price bracket, the hotel has been well looked after and has a host of attractive features including: cable, laundry services, BBQ areas by the beach and a substantial continental breakfast. Please note that all 24 of the rooms and both suites are only fitted with shower stalls - there are no bath tubs. For more information please dial 808-822-4481.
If you are looking for something a little more traditional, which still carries an air of Hawaiian charm, then we recommend Lanikeha in Kapaa. Kauai vacation lodging doesn't come quite as secluded as this. This small bed and breakfast is located on low mountain slopes and has access to miles upon miles of Kauai's beaches. Guests are treated with fruit filled continental breakfast, and have been given the freedom to go down their own culinary route if they wish, by being granted full use of the large kitchen. If you would like to learn more then please call 808-822-1605.
Kauai International Hostel (tel: 1 808 823 6142) in Kapaa has dorms or private rooms - a typical lodging scenario. The hostel offers laundry facilities, games room with a TV, shared bathroom and kitchen, bicycle hire, internet access, and a payphone. Rooms for rent elsewhere are advertised here so it can be a good place to pick up cheap accommodation.
Motel Lani serves its purpose if all you are looking for is a base camp - simple, clean and very affordable. Granted the rooms are not very big, but then again if you are out experiencing the island all day this is hardly to be of any great concern. The motel does have rooms which have kitchens, but these obviously come at a higher price. So if you are not fussed about not having that dreamy sea view and that mint under your pillow, then come right this way. Call 808-245-2965.
The Garden Island Inn is owned and run by a husband and wife team, and can be found near Kalapaki Beach. Clean, close to the ocean, water sports equipment for hire and those little personal touches, makes for one of the better lodging experiences. That said at the time of writing this review the inn still had no public laundry facility in place. If you would like to know more then why not call 808-245-7227.
If you are around the area of Poipu Beach then why not consider staying at the Kalaheo Inn (808-332-6023). The inn is made up of several self contained units, complete with fitted kitchens, which gives guests the choice to eat in - a much cheaper option then eating out. Golfers will glad to hear that this simple form of accommodation is a stones throw away from the Kukuiolono Golf Course. The shops are also a short walk away, as is the beach.
Marjorie's Kauai Inn is another vacation lodging located on a hillside just outside of Koloa near Poipu Beach. The inn's slightly elevated position presents guests with some fantastic views of the lush valley which runs below. Although slightly out of the way, this inn has all you could need - TV, Jacuzzi, pool, functional kitchens and all the islands popular activities! Telephone 808-332-8838.
Brennecke's Beach is home to the Nihi Kai Villas (808-742-2000), which are likely to be one of the nicest Kauai vacation lodging experiences you can have. Guests can expect to be put up in a two bedroom condo that is lined by manicured gardens and is conveniently close to the Pacific. Palm trees shade the rolling lawns and flag your way down to the beach. Keep your eye open for some of the island's most experienced surfers, as Brennecke's Beach is a firm favourite amongst the surfing community.
Waimea Canyon is the Grand Canyon of the Hawaiian archipelago and the Kokee Lodge is conveniently located not too far from it. So if you are up for a bit of exploring why not set yourself up here, and then go and explore to your heart's content. Accommodation comes in the form of self contained cabins. Please call 808-335-6061 for further details.